If anyone in the Dublin area is interested in going on a walk please call the church office and leave your name and phone number with the secretary, Wanda Myers.
Thursday, May 2, there is an Administrative Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Clay Annex.
Our rummage sale is Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. The rummage angels have worked hard to get everything ready. We always carry home as much as we donate; we are our own best customers.
The “Rummage Queens” thank everyone who helped move the sale items from the barn to fellowship hall. We could not have a sale without your help.
The acolytes were Kaitlyn Gordon and Leah Kunselman; these little girls are so happy to perform a service for their church.
Stormy Armstrong served as Worship Leader this past Sunday.
Stormy had us laughing in the pews with stories about her grandchildren,
but what do you expect when you turn her loose with a microphone.
After the service we enjoyed food and fellowship in the Clay Annex. It was “Fifth Sunday Covered Dish” time and the meal was wonderful and so
is our new “Whiz-bang” space age dishwasher. It washes and sterilizes the dishes and table ware in just a few minutes. A member of the congregation donated most of the cost of the new dishwasher. We are blessed indeed!
“I Am the Good Shepherd” was the theme of Pastor Ken Lunsford’s sermon. Pastor Ken said the image of the shepherd was a part of Jesus’ heritage and culture.
Abraham, the father of the nation was the keeper of great flocks. Moses was tending the flocks of his father-in-law, Jethro, when God called him into a special service. David was shepherd boy called in from the fields to be the King of Israel. The 23rd Psalm is referred to as the shepherd psalm. Throughout the Judeo-Christian faith the shepherd has been stamped upon our thinking.
In the book of John, 10thChapter, Jesus refers to himself as the good shepherd. He says “I lay down my life for my sheep. Jesus also said “I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
If we are to follow the shepherding model as laid down by Christ, then sacrifice must be a part of our faith. It means that the church must lay down her life for a worthless and undeserving society. It is not enough to simply remain sheep, for Christ is calling us into the role of shepherd.
Jesus asked his disciple, “Simon do you love me?” He said, “Lord you know that I do love you.” Then Jesus replied, take care of my sheep.
If we are to be faithful disciples, there is no alternative, you and I have a great command, it is to go forth and make disciples of all peoples.
The new web site address for our church is http://fumcdublintx.weebly.com Stop by for a visit.